BHP Billiton draft 18/4/2011

BHP Billiton today [18/4/2011] released its Public Environmental Review (PER)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) to seek Commonwealth and Western Australia government approvals for the proposed development of an Outer Harbour facility in Port Hedland. The proposed Outer Harbour development is integral to BHP Billiton's future expansion plans at its Western Australia Iron Ore operations. The project will involve dredging for shipping channels, as well as the construction of rail links and roads; this work will take tow to three years to complete.

The PER/Draft EIS will be available for public comment for a period of eight weeks. The Commonwealth and Western Australia governments will then consider the PER/Draft WIS and the public submissions.

Jan Thompson - Industrial Offier, AMOU - 0417 050 816